Assistive Robotic Devices for Dynamic Locomotion
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RSS Workshop: Assistive Robotic Devices for Dynamic Locomotion
Full Day - Sunday June 19th, 2016 in 2245 North Quad
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Assistive robotic devices constitute a growing area of robotics research. These systems have the potential to improve mobility for millions of people, both healthy and disabled. The goal of this full day workshop is to provide a comprehensive discussion of active lower-limb prosthetics and lower-limb exoskeletons that goes beyond simple questions of mechatronic design and controller implementation. In particular, the workshop is targeted at devices that are capable of dynamic locomotion as they replace and /or enhance functionality. For these kinds of systems, the interaction between user and assistive robotic device is of particular importance. Among other topics, we will address electromechanical design, control strategies, emulation, optimization, and clinical assessment.
Confirmed speakers include a mix of senior and junior figures from the robotics and biomechanics communities, and the workshop features an open call for poster submissions. Interaction between participants will be fostered by moderator-led discussions after each talk, informal interaction during extended break periods, a poster session, and an informal social event at the conclusion of the workshop. Discussions will be aimed at contrasting prevailing approaches and identifying areas for future research. Additionally, the workshop will include a round table discussion between participants and end users of this technology. This discussion will help researchers develop an improved understanding of patient interest in specific design features. Students, early-stage researchers, and established roboticists with a growing interest in active prosthetics are especially encouraged to attend.
Please see the website for RSS 2016 for additional information. In the future, this site will also provide information on conference registration, travel, lodging, and other logistics.
Call for Contributions
We are now accepting submissions for poster presentations at the workshop “Assistive Robotic Devices for Dynamic Locomotion”. Submissions should be targeted at the topics outlined in the workshop description presented above. In order to spark rich and fruitful discussions among attendees, we strongly encourage the submission of ideas and projects that focus on concepts emerging technologies and that may still be in their developmental stages. With this in mind, we will give attendees a choice of whether their abstract will be made publicly available on the conference webpage or not.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of two pages and should adhere to the formatting guidelines outlined in the following formatting templates (LaTeX or Word). All submissions should be emailed as a PDF to AssistiveRoboticDevicesRSS@umich.edu.
List of Confirmed Speakers with Tentative Topics, Titles, and Abstracts
Focus Group Round Table Discussion
Peter Adamczyk Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Nicholas Fey Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
Deanna Gates Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
Hartmut Geyer Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert Gregg Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
Brian Lawson Post-Doctoral Scholar, Center for Intelligent Mechatronics, Vanderbilt University
Tommaso Lenzi Research Scientist, Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
C. David Remy Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Elliott Rouse Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
Gregory Sawicki Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Heike Vallery Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Jason Wilken, PhD Director, Military Performance Lab, Center for the Intrepid, U.S. Army
List of Confirmed Poster Presentations
Scott Brandon - Measurement System for Gait Mechanics during Exoskeleton Use